The following is a letter of appeal from Guy Black, who is trying to make sure Canadian veterans are aware the Government of France is awarding a Legion of Honour medal for those who paricipated in the Liberation of France in 1944:
Since 2014 the government of France has been awarding their highest medal, the Legion of Honour to Canadian veterans that participated in the liberation of France in 1944.
Many veterans have now received this great honour but many veterans may not even know it’s available. The Legion of Honour is a very significant official medal that is equal to the Order of Canada. Living Canadian Veterans who saw service in France or directly supported the liberation campaign between June 6, 1944 and August 30, 1944 may be eligible.
There is no cost or fee involved. If you would like to apply there is a one page application form on the website of Veterans Affairs Canada or you can contact me for help. For more information or assistance with your application please contact Guy Black, email email@example.com and use the subject, Canadian Veteran or send me a letter addressed to Legion of Honour c/o 515 – 95 Moody Street, Port Moody, BC V3H 0H2.